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Mudslide struck Mansfield, UK: 35 residences evacuated

35 residences have been evacuated after a mudslide hit near the Bank End Close in Mansfield, United Kingdom. The ground failure occurred at about 17:00 local time on November 7, 2019, following a he...

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GEO5 Edition 2020 just released by Fine Software

A new edition of GEO5 is released once a year, always on November 1st. Users of the newest edition always have access to all new upgrades and updates of that edition. The edition is maintained for 2-...

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Bus falls into a sinkhole in Pittsburgh

A 6-meter deep sinkhole suddenly opened up shallowing a Port Authority bus in Pittsburgh, USA.  The ground failure occurred at Penn Avenue and 10th Street, on Monday, October 28, 2019.  According to...

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2 strong earthquake hit Philippines: At least 14 fatalities

At least 14 people died after 2 earthquakes struck the southern part of Philippines. The first seismic shock (M 5.6) occurred on October 29, 2019, and it was followed by a M 6.5 tremblor 2 days later...

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Restricted Access Piling at Hayes and Harlington Railway Station in London by Keller

Hayes and Harlington station serves the west London districts from Paddington Station to Heathrow and forms part of the Crossrail Package 3 upgrade which involves new trains, improved stations and ea...

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High-capacity driven-pile Foundation for a 33-story high-rise in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Nominated for the Top Project Award, GRL Engineers, Inc., has been recognized for the contributions made during the construction of the 7Seventy7 apartments in Milwaukee, WI. The project consists of...

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And the Winner of Bentley’s 2019 Year In Infrastructure Award for Geotechnical Engineering is…

… Arup for the Tanjong Pagar Centre. Tanjong Pagar Centre is a mixed-used development project in Singapore’s central business district. The development includes a 290-meter-tall mixed-used residentia...

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Mott MacDonald used PLAXIS to Extend One of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel carries US 13, the main north-south thoroughfare on Virginia’s eastern shore, across the Chesapeake Bay to Virginia Beach. At almost 23 miles, it is considered the wo...

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Meet Shearmatic EmS machine for direct/residual shear testing

Wykeham Farrance's Shearmatic EmS is a standalone automatic machine with Electromechanic Servoactuation for direct/residual shear testing. It can also automatically perform the oedometric consolidati...

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Keller wins global projects award for work on the Follo Line Project in Norway

Keller’s work on the prestigious Follo Line Project in Norway has won an Award of Merit in the Rail category at the ENR (Engineering News-Record) Global Best Projects competition. The annual contest...

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A Rare Film of Karl Terzaghi featuring also Casagrande, Ruth Terzaghi, Schaffernak, and Forchheimer

Geoengineer.org is extremely pleased to make available to what is, to date, a rare film featuring Karl & Ruth Terzaghi and colleagues. The original material was provided by Prof. Bengt H. Felle...

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Unconfined Compression Test

The Unconfined Compression Test is a laboratory test used to derive the Unconfirmed Compressive Strength (UCS) of a rock specimen. Unconfirmed Compressive Strength (UCS) stands for the maximum axia...

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A Rare Film of Karl Terzaghi featuring also Casagrande, Ruth Terzaghi, Schaffernak, and Forchheimer

Geoengineer.org is extremely pleased to make available to what is, to date, a rare film featuring Karl & Ruth Terzaghi and colleagues. The original material was provided by Prof. Bengt H. Felle...

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Photo of the 1st International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering that was held in 1936 in Harvard

This is a photo of the attendees of the 1st International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering that was held in 1936 in Harvard. This high-resolution photo was re-published in t...

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Guajataca Dam Spillway Failure

Contributed by: Alesandra C. Morales-Vélez (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at UPRM). Hurricanes Irma and María were classified as category 5 hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson hu...

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Bull’s Liver Soil

This is a video of rock flour, also known as Bull’s liver. Although it is fine grained, and is commonly confused to be clayey, it is essentially a silt, with particles of quartz grounded to small s...

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Reliability of Shallow Foundation Design Using the Standard Penetration Test

Download paper, available by permission of the publisher. Reference: Zekkos, D.P., Bray, J.D., Der Kiureghian, A. (2004), “Reliability of shallow foundation design using the standard penetration test...

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Atterberg Limits

The consistency and behavior of a clayey soil is different as are the engineering properties at varying degrees of moisture content. Thus, the boundary between each state can be defined based on a ch...

Books

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2019 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 9,000+ professionals and 700+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for g...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...